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(See Hearing Impaired)

Death Certificates

To  obtain copies of death certificates for deaths occurring more than 45 days  after the date of death, contact:

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk -
12400 Imperial Hwy., Rm.  1002, Norwalk  90650
Phone  (562) 462-2137
Hours:  Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hours:  Third Thursday of the month 8 a.m. - 7   p.m.
Website:  lavote.net or rrcc.lacounty.gov
    
Pursuant  to California Health and Safety Code Section 103526 only specific individuals  are allowed to receive an authorized certified copy of a death record.  An authorized certified copy of a death  record may be required to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds,  notify Social Security and obtain other services related to an individual’s  identity.

Those  who are not authorized may receive an informational certified copy with the  words “Informational, not a valid document to establish identity” imprinted across the face of the copy.
    
Individuals  permitted to receive an authorized certified copy:

- The  registrant or a parent or legal guardian of the registrant.  

- A  party entitled to receive the record as a result of a court order, or an  attorney or a licensed adoption agency seeking the birth record in order to comply with the requirements of Section 3140 or 7603 of the Family Code.

- A  member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another  governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business.

      - A  child, grandparent, sibling, spouse or domestic partner of the registrant.
      - An  attorney representing the registrant or the registrant’s estate, or  any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on  behalf of the registrant or the registrant estate.- Any  funeral director that orders certified copies of a death certificate  on behalf of any individual specified in paragraphs (1) to (5), inclusive, of  subdivision (a) of Section 7100 of the Health and Safety Code.

Anyone  who does not fit into any of the above categories can only obtain an informational  copy.
  
Records  are available for deaths occurring in Los    Angeles since 892.
  
To  request a copy of a death certificate by mail, please include the following  information:  Deceased full name, city of  death (if known), or the range of years to be checked, the number of copies you  need, your relationship to the deceased, and include a pre-addressed stamped  envelope.  All requests must have a  penalty of perjury statement, a notarized certificate of identity and a check  or money order in the amount of $12 made out to the Registrar-Recorder/County  Clerk, Death Records, P.O. Box 53120,   Los Angeles, CA   90053-0120.  It takes approximately 15 working days to  process requests.
  
Copies  of death records to be mailed from the Norwalk  office can be requested from the East Los Angeles,  Lancaster, LAX  Airport and Van Nuys branch offices.  For  a list of those offices, see “Registrar-Recorder/ County Clerk Branch  Offices.”  A valid ID will be requested  for orders submitted in person.
  
You may place an  expedited order via the Internet at lavote.net or rrcc.lacounty.gov using a  major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover). The fee is  $12 for the certificate. Expedited orders will be processed within three  working days of receipt of the penalty of perjury statement and the notarized  certificate of identity. Credit card orders will be returned by regular mail  unless Express Mail delivery is requested, which costs an additional $17.50. A  $6 special handling fee will be charged on all credit card orders in addition  to the copy fee.  If purchased online  through VitalCheck, the fee is $18.50.
    
Information  on deaths occurring within the past 45 days must be obtained from the  Department of Public Health, 313    N. Figueroa St., Rm. L-1, Los Angeles 90012, (213) 240-7816. 

 

Debris Flow/Mudslide Prevention Education

Debts for County Services

Treasurer and Tax Collector
Rm. 109, 225 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-0160
Phone (213) 974-0197 (Immigration clearance)

Provides collection services for delinquent accounts receivables to various County departments.

Deeds

(See Real Estate Records)

Design Control Board Commission

13484 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey 90292
Phone (310) 305-9505
Website: http://beaches.lacounty.gov/bandh/deptinfo/commissions.htm#design

Reviews plans for exterior modifications or improvements to Marina del Rey parcels.

Dinosaur Exhibitions

(See Natural History Museum under "Museums")

Direct Assessments

Auditor-Controller, Department of
153 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone: (213) 974-8368

Direct Assessments are charges by agencies to pay for services provided directly to property.

These services include, for example, street lighting, sewer maintenance, flood control and weed abatement. Direct assessments are separately listed on property tax bills.

The telephone number for each direct assessment is listed on the property tax bill and can be obtained by accessing the Auditor-Controller’s website at http://cmsapp.co.la.ca.us/auditor/queryfor.htm

Disabilities, County Commission on

Rm. B-50, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-1053
TDD: (213) 974-1707
Website: laccod.org

Advises the Board of Supervisors of the unique needs of people with disabilities, including but not limited to the areas of health, employment, education, public attitudes and barriers; sponsors the annual Access Awards ceremony and luncheon, which recognizes businesses and community members that encourage better access of information and services to members of the disability community; administers the annual Bill Tainter Scholarship Program, which awards five educational scholarships to students with disabilities; hosts the Disability Network radio broadcast, which airs on KTYM 1460 A.M; provides referrals to appropriate governmental agencies and community organizations. The commission meets the third Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. in Rm. 140 of the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration.

Discrimination

Disney Concert Hall

Dispute Resolution Program

Community and Senior Services
(213) 738-2621
Website: css.lacounty.gov/DR/DisputeRes.html

Neutral highly-trained mediators help disputants look at all sides of a conflict and work together to find an effective, fair and reasonable solution to the specific dispute.

District Attorney

Rm. 18000, Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center
210 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-3512
Website: da.lacounty.gov
E-mail: webmail@da.lacounty.gov

Prosecutes individuals charged with felony or misdemeanor crimes; handles specialized felony cases involving narcotics, gang-related crimes, sex crimes, child abuse, child abduction, consumer and environmental protection, domestic violence, major frauds, insurance frauds and elder abuse.

Assists crime victims and witnesses. Conducts office hearings to resolve neighborhood disputes and minor criminal complaints outside the criminal court system.

Bad Check Restitution Program
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 86407, Los Angeles 90086
Phone (800) 842-0733 (Victim Hotline)
(800) 269-0206 (Check Writers)

Consumer Protection Division
201 N. Figueroa St., Ste. 1200, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 580-3273

Elder Abuse Section
201 N. Figueroa St., Ste. 1200, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 580-3383

Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 978-3600

Hearing Officer Program
7500 E. Imperial Hwy., Rm. 104, Downey 90242-3768
Phone (562) 803-7116

Media Relations
Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center
210 W. Temple St., Rm. 18-1112, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-3528

Speakers’ Bureau
Hall of Records
320 W. Temple St., Rm. 1162, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-7401

Victim-Witness Assistance Program
El Monte Courthouse
11234 E. Valley Blvd., Rm. 110, El Monte 91731
Phone (626) 575-5565
(800) 773-7574

BRANCH AND AREA OFFICES

Airport Branch Office
11701 S. La Cienega Blvd., Ste. 601, Los Angeles 90045
Phone (310) 727-6500

Alhambra Branch Office
150 W. Commonwealth Ave., Alhambra 91801
Phone (626) 308-5302

Antelope Valley Branch Office
42011 4th St. West, Ste. 3530, Lancaster 93534
Phone (661) 974-7700

Bellflower Area Office
10025 E. Flower St., Rm. 374, Bellflower 90706-5412
Phone (562) 804-8085

Beverly Hills Area Office
9355 Burton Way, Rm. 400, Beverly Hills 90210
Phone (310) 288-1246

Burbank Satellite Office
300 E. Olive Ave., Rm. 215, Burbank 91505
Phone (818) 557-3525

Compton Branch Office
200 W. Compton Blvd., Rm. 700, Compton 90220-3193
Phone (310) 603-7483

Downey Area Office
7500 E. Imperial Hwy, Rm. 324, Downey 90242
Phone (562) 803-7100

East Los Angeles Area Office
4848 E. Civic Center Way, Rm. 201, Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 780-2032

El Monte Area Office
11234 E. Valley Blvd., Rm. 110, El Monte 91731
Phone (626) 575-4155

Glendale Area Office
600 E. Broadway, Rm. 280, Glendale 91206
Phone (818) 500-3593

Inglewood Area Office
One Regent Street, Inglewood 90301
Phone (310) 419-5182

Long Beach Branch Office
415 W. Ocean Blvd., Rm. 305, Long Beach 90802
Phone (562) 491-6301

Malibu Satellite Office
23525 W. Civic Center Way, Malibu 90265
Phone (310) 317-1343

Divorce/Dissolution

(See “Court Records” and “Family Law”)

Dog and Cat Licenses

Department of Animal Care and Control – (Headquarters)
5898 Cherry Ave., Long Beach 90805
Phone (562) 728-4706
Website: http://animalcare.lacounty.gov

County regulations require that residents of unincorporated areas have their dogs and cats vaccinated for rabies. Dogs must be microchipped and comply with spay/neuter requirements. To obtain a dog or cat license, present a certificate of rabies vaccination, plus microchip information (for dogs), and proof of compliance with spay/neuter requirements (for dogs) to the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control. For more information, visit: http://animalcare.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/acc/laws/pet_licenses/

 

Domestic Partners

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
12400 Imperial Hwy., Rm. 2001, Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 462-2177
Website: http://rrcc.lacounty.gov

Couples may file a statement of domestic partnership between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., weekdays at the Norwalk office or any branch office. For a list of branch offices, see “Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Branch Offices.”

Both partners must be 18 years or older and at least one partner must reside or work within Los Angeles County. It costs $20 to file a statement of domestic partnership. The statement may be amended upon payment of $13. Either partner may file a statement of termination of domestic partnership upon payment of $15. Certified copies are available for $6 per copy. Forms are available on the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk website. Click on “County Clerk Operations” and "Domestic Partnership".

Domestic Violence

Provides information on what domestic violence victims can do and where they can go for help by calling toll-free (800) 978-3600 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Recorded message is in English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog/Filipino, Khmer, Japanese, Thai and Armenian.

Allows victims of domestic abuse to determine if their abuser is still in jail by calling the Sheriff Department’s Victims Information and Notification (VINE) hotline at (877) 846-3452. Victims may also register with the VINE system at the time of sentencing to be automatically notified when the abuser is released from custody.

Domestic Violence Council

Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Rm. B-50, Los Angeles 90012
Phone: (213) 974-2799
Fax: (213) 620-1388
Website: http://dvcouncil.lacounty.gov

Provides leadership in the creation and support of a victim-centered, countywide and coordinated approach to prevent and respond to domestic violence. Studies the problem of family violence in Los Angeles County and makes recommendations with reference to coordinating education, training and the development of programs in that area. The DVC is a joint government-private sector domestic violence program with a comprehensive approach to domestic violence. Conducts research of intervention models for working with families and makes recommendations to incorporate them into existing County family service programs. Maintains a focus on issues related to victims of domestic violence for agencies and interested persons in distribution of information, resolution of issues, increase in public awareness, legislative advocacy, securing resources for victim services, and development of strategic plans within the public and private sectors. Ensures that programs dealing with partner abuse are sensitive to the language and culture of the population to be served. Evaluates and recommends appropriate legislation in collaboration with departments and agencies, and advises the Board of Supervisors on public policy issues pertaining to domestic violence.

Drug Abuse

(See “Alcohol and Drug Abuse Information”)